Physics Rules the World

Physics rules the world, or if not physics, then physicists! My conclusion after living, breathing and chewing on physics for several days at the CERN campus outside Geneva. It was in the run-up to European Researchers Night, a celebration of the work of scientists at 300 different venues across Europe. CERN’s contribution was a show called ‘Origins 2013′¬†which peered into the origins of the universe via two breakthrough pieces of European research – the Planck satellite launched by the European Space Agency and of course, the discovery of the Higgs Boson at CERN. I was fulIl of trepidation about the prospect of hosting a live show about physics, and nothing but physics, for a duration of two and a half hour, but the result was a blast! (more…)